HS720AS

HS720ASA

Single-stage 20" snow blower

  • Clears 20" wide, up to 1800 lb./min
  • Throws snow up to 33 feet
  • Semi-self propelled auger drive
  • Snow Director chute control - easy control of distance and direction
  • Electric start

MSRP

$809*

Features

Powerful, easy to start, fuel efficient Honda engine
Powerful, easy to start, fuel efficient Honda engine

The Honda GC190 OHC engine offers plenty of power to churn through the snow. Starting is easy - even in cold weather.

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Convenient 120-Volt electric start
Convenient 120-Volt electric start

Simply plug in an extension cord, start the snow blower, unplug, and go! Recoil start is also included as a back up.

4 stroke engine - No mixing gas and oil
4 stroke engine - No mixing gas and oil

No mixing, no two-stroke smoke and stink, lower emissions, and better fuel economy.

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Easier snow removal with auger-assist drive
Easier snow removal with auger-assist drive

Honda uses a rugged, durable metal auger with replaceable rubber paddles to make quick work of residential snow removal. The auger assist drive helps move the HS720 when the rubber-edged auger contacts the surface. A gentle upward pressure on the handle starts forward motion.

High capacity snow removal - up to 1800 lb./min, throws snow up to 33 feet
High capacity snow removal - up to 1800 lb./min, throws snow up to 33 feet

Don't let its small size fool you. The HS720 has the snow-clearing power of a snow blower twice its size. Just like you'd expect from a Honda.

Convenient and simple Snow Director? chute control
Convenient and simple Snow Director? chute control

A conveniently located remote chute control determines the direction of snow discharge. The deflector can be adjusted from left to right 204 degrees.

Easy to adjust distance of snow discharge
Easy to adjust distance of snow discharge

Just move the Snow Director? control up and down to adjust the distance of snow discharge.

Heavy duty metal auger housing - stands up to harsh conditions
Heavy duty metal auger housing - stands up to harsh conditions

Reliable, rugged construction featuring a bearing supported auger for dependable performance through demanding conditions.

Large 20" wide clearing width, 12" high
Large 20" wide clearing width, 12" high

Handles large snow falls with power and ease

Large wheels for easy transport
Large wheels for easy transport

Easy transport to and from storage makes the job easier.

Operator friendly controls with large on off switch
Operator friendly controls with large on off switch

Managing your snow removal is simple with easy to access controls. The ignition switch, manual choke, starter grip and fuel cap are conveniently located for easy access. The starter grip is extra large to accommodate gloves or mittens. The access panel allows easy and safe operation, even with gloves on.

"Glove friendly," large fuel tank cap
"Glove friendly," large fuel tank cap

The large fuel cap and fuel opening make it easy to re-fuel, even with gloves on. The unit has a fuel shut off valve for safe storage.

Easy to maintain
Easy to maintain

The HS720 is designed for ease of maintenance. Draining the engine oil and fuel are easy, saving time, frustration, and mess. The spark plug is very easy to access for replacement.

Light and maneuverable
Light and maneuverable

Compact and convenient, the HS720 offers the performance of a larger snow blower with the benefits of a single stage unit.

Automatic decompression for easy starting
Automatic decompression for easy starting

This system relieves compression in the engine during starting and then closes automatically to ensure full power after the engine starts.

2 year residential warranty

Specifications

Engine

Honda GC190


Displacement

187cc


Starting System

Electric/Recoil


Fuel capacity

.29 gal


Drive Mechanism

Manual, Auger-assisted


Clutch type

Auger


Wheel / Track

N/A


Stages

Single


Chute Turning Radius

204?


Clearing Width

20"


Clearing Height

12"


Max. Discharge Distance

33'


Max. Discharge Capacity

1800 lb./min


Dimensions (L x W x H)

49.6" x 20.9" x 40.6"


Dry Weight

93 lb.


Residential Warranty

2 years


Commercial Warranty

3 months


Accessories

Storage Cover

How to Videos

HS720AS Set Up
HS720AS Operation
HS720 Maintenance and Storage

Reviews

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If you think 2 stage, try this one first

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Friday, February 28, 2020
Nels
Lakeville, MN
Type of use:  Residential
Unless your driveway is 60+ feet long. This thing will work just fine. I thought I wanted a 928ATTD, but tried one of these and was surprised on how well it worked. I might get a larger one someday, but I will hold onto the extra 2000$ and use this one for awhile.

Snow blower HS720as

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Friday, February 14, 2020
HR
colorado springs, CO
Type of use:  Residential
VERY GOOD QUALITY AND WELL BUIT UNIT. PERFECT FOR SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZE JOBS FOR SNOW UP TO a  foot deep.

Small package, big results.

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Wednesday, January 1, 2020
canajun
Fond du Lac, WI
Type of use:  Residential

 Made purchase after other make, CR*****AN, failed to start from brand new. Put oil in the crankcase and gas in the tank and barely had the rope out of the starter and this little marvel came to life.

 Finally had our first snow last weekend, 28DEC2019, and again, this little bundle of machinery performed flawless and efficient as I had hoped with the previous snow thrower.

 My hat off to Honda and their wonderful products that perform as expected and as I was so amazed with this product, I am now the new owner of a Honda EU3000is generator.

 Pay for the quality the first time and only cry once. My first choice in my future purchases of engine products will be Honda.

"RUST NEW HS720ASA SNOW CHUTE"

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Monday, December 16, 2019
P.J
Thornwood, NY
Type of use:  Residential
Just place oil & gas into this brand new snow unit, when I remove some wrapping which was covering the snow chute. Is when I found several rust spots on the side of this brand new snow unit. I have a Honda lawnmower for 10+ years & hedge saw/trimmer never had any issues. Honda quantity control need to address this issue on to why I received this unit with rust?  Honda need to check HS720ASA models. Taken several photos.

typical honda

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Robert
cheboygan, MI
Type of use:  Residential
Bought off of amazon, arrived in perfect shape, not a scratch anywhere, Running in 30 minutes, havent used it yett, but i have no doubt it will handle whatever i through at it.

Surprising for it's size!

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Sunday, December 1, 2019
Pierre
Cumberland, WI
Type of use:  Residential
I have had several larger track drive Hondas in the past, this is my first single stage and it surprised me as to how well it performed in heavy snow!  

Superb

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Sunday, December 1, 2019
UPWolverine
Escanaba, MI
Type of use:  Residential
I typically don't write product reviews. Just not that kind of guy. If I buy your product I expect it to work. But this machine far exceeded my expectations. I'm convinced this is the last snowblower I'll ever need. I live in rural northern Michigan (da U.P.) so I know what harsh winters look like. This machine out-works and out-performs the last two stage blower I owned (10 HP Ariens). Fast, nimble and power - this baby hums.

Amazing Snow Blower

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Saturday, November 30, 2019
Rosko
Ogden, UT
Type of use:  Residential

My self propelled Craftsman finally fell too far apart to repair, so I went to Lowes for a new snow blower. First concerns on Honda 720 were: #1 Felt too light to handle Utah heavy snow

                                            #2 Could a non propelled/push model work on my fairly steep driveway

After first use on newly fallen 6" of snow, NO concerns! Super powerful, easy to maneuver and direction shoot control makes it easy to blow snow where I want it to land. It's an amazing machine. It takes me less effort and less time than my old self-propelled blower. Also, the electric starter (you plug an electrical cord into starter box - no battery to worry about) is very nice. 

Poorly built poor performer

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Thursday, November 28, 2019
Paul
Tremonton, UT
Type of use:  Residential
I've used it one day, and already had to remove the top cowl twice to free up the chute rotating mechanism. In the process of doing this, one bolt has sheared, one stripped completely, and one of the tinnerman nuts has bad threads and will not accept a bolt. The motor starts with one pull and runs amazing, but I am underwhelmed with the quality of the build. I would only recommend this product for city use, on cement surfaces only and only then for small areas.

Snowblower HS720ASA Review

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Friday, November 8, 2019
Vic
Painesville, OH
Type of use:  Residential
The new Honda snowblower looks great and operates well. It has features that make it easy to use like electric start, and shoot controls that can be adjusted without stopping work. This is however my second new Honda snowblower in a week. I had to return the first one because it had an oil leak. The oil being new and clean made it difficult to determine the source of the leak. Fortunately for me, the leak was evident within a few days of purchasing the snowblower and the retailer exchanged it without any problems - other than purging the gas, hauling the unit to the store and assembling the exchanged snowblower. All in all, I hope that the oil leak with the original snowblower was an anomaly and that I can look forward to years of reliable use of my new one.

Very nice, but...

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Monday, June 10, 2019
Brad
DEARBORN HEIGHTS, MI
Type of use:  Residential

Purchased Dec. 2016. Let me start by saying I really like this snow blower, but I don't love it. It has all the features I wanted, it has a proven engine that’s easy to start, and because it's a Honda, I assume it will provide several years of service. However, it has a MAJOR DESIGN FLAW. The tires used on this model are made of a rubber material that attracts snow, the snow accumulates on the tires causing the machine to vibrate and bounce which results in uneven clearing of the snow. It gets so bad that the tires do not even roll, they slide across the pavement. I’ve resorted to carrying a putty knife to scrape the snow off of the tires. I have recently purchased after-market 7" wheels to put on the machine in hopes of correcting the problem.  My neighbor bought the Toro 721-E and has no problem with his tires, so outside temperature has nothing to do with it. Honda, you were so close to the perfect snow blower, but you came up short. I wish I would have bought the Toro.


CHANT

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Sunday, March 17, 2019
CHANT
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
Type of use:  Residential
I PURCHASED THIS PRODUCT AT HOME DEPOT. I HAD A CHANCE TO USE ONE TIME THIS SEASON SO FAR. IT IS A GREAT MACHINE AND IT BLEW SNOW ABOUT 30 FEET LIKE I EXPECT IT TO PERFORM. IT IS VERY EASY TO START EITHER BY PULL OR ELECTRIC START.

Worth every penny

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Friday, March 15, 2019
Jim
Monument, CO
Type of use:  Residential
I've had this snow blower 4 years now.  It simply works!  It always starts right away and just goes and goes.  Keep a spare belt on hand incase the one in the machine goes bad - takes less than 10 minutes to replace!  Keep in mind, it's not meant for "big" snows - just the "normal" amounts - and you'll be pleased with this machine.  Honda quality throughout!!

HS720ASA

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Barry
Yakima, WA
Type of use:  Residential, Other [Rural county private residence ]
This is my second Honda snow machine. My first one was a 1996  HS622 which I still have and use. My new snow thrower I purchased for moving snow around my house, garage and driveway. Typical for Honda, it started on the first pull. I got the electric start plug in for my wife. She likes just pressing the button and off she goes. Years ago, I had a cheaper Toro snow blower but it was constantly in the shop for drive adjustments. What I like best about Hondas is that as long as you take care of them they last for decades. 

Honda single stage snow blower

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Rower
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Type of use:  Residential

I purchased to clear my large deck in Mammoth Lakes where so far this year we've received over 500 inches of snow.  It is a very capable machine & I am happy with my purchase.  I am, however, very disappointed with the local Honda sales & service supplier.  I attempted over a period a month to order this model and was given a number of promises and no action after repeated attempts by telephone and in person.  In addition, I live at 8,000 feet and was looking for the dealer to install the high altitude carb jet.  Again, numerous telephone and in person contact, no clear answers or any follow up whatsoever.  I've decided to just run it on premium fuel and call it good. 

The machine arrived in the box.  Upon taking it out I noted two items were damaged.  One, the lever are to the angle of the chute was bent at 90 degrees.  Simple fix with pliers to bend it back.  Second one is the plastic fitting that has slots for the direction of the chute was broken.  While I can adjust the chute anyway, I'm still working with Honda to send a replacement part. 

Plastic Chute Enginnering - Bad Selection of Material

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Sunday, February 24, 2019
Bill Nguyen
Champlin, MN
Type of use:  Residential
I have had this new HONDA Snow blower for 2 seasons, the plastic chute Honda 76357-V10-S10 and Honda 76358-V10-S10 are the wrong choice of material. The plastic broke within two seasons of use due to vibration. If Honda engineered this chute case on metal, it would be a great for the blower. I hope HONDA will read my comments and change the material. Thanks. 

Started first pull!!!

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Saturday, February 23, 2019
Joeb
Montrose, CO
Type of use:  Residential
Like every other piece of Honda power equipment I have ever owned.  1 pull right out of the box,  off and running!

Love my Honda!

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Monday, February 18, 2019
Jude
Mentor, OH
Type of use:  Residential
it works very well to clear the snow we had.  The only thing that upset me was that after paying $700 dollars for the snow blower was it did not include the electric cord.  I was not told I needed to buy it separately.   I ended up unrolling my 100’ extension cord that I use when I trim my yard to reach a plug 3’ from where I had to plug it in. 

set up

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Thursday, February 14, 2019
Ron
Sheffield Lake, OH
Type of use:  Residential
easy to set up,  wait on the snow can see it will  work well. the wrong phone no# came up on the registration, it is 440-242-9662.

Works Great!

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Thursday, February 14, 2019
Gary
Kennewic, WA
Type of use:  Residential
Had to tackle 10 inches of snow one day, 8 inches the next day, and another 3 inches the next day and the machine worked GREAT!! It even took down some tall (12-14 inches) banks of snow, courtesy of the city snowplows. 

HS720ASA

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Robert
Hanover, MN
Type of use:  Residential
Just bought it today and used it for the first time. I've questioned the additional price for years, now I'm sorry I did. Well worth the money and I will be purchasing Honda products in the future. The machine works like a dream. It has plenty of power and throws snow like a beast!

Trouble's

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Wednesday, February 6, 2019
C
Pocatello, ID
Type of use:  Residential

After using this blower 4 times I was going thru light snow when there was a thumping noise from the front of the blower.

It was determined that the auger moved over at least 1/2" towards the belt side and was hitting on a bolt.

Lets see how good the service is when I take it into there shop tomorrow.

Better than an insurance policy

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Sunday, February 3, 2019
Orange1
Erie, PA
Type of use:  Residential
Temperature had started rising yesterday when I bought the snowblower and today it's up to 58 degrees!  No snow in the forecast for the next 9 days.  Wish I had bought this thing at the beginning of the season!

Not Up yo Par

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Wednesday, January 30, 2019
adsplm
Dearborn, MI
Type of use:  Residential

The Snowblower work great with Dry Snow

wet snow 3 to 5 inches does not work it takes too long and must go over the area many time

not Impressed should bought a Two Stage Blower

and if want to exchange to a two stage can not return it so how do you try it and not happy with the product what is the mechanism

1st Time

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Jerry
Omaha, NE
Type of use:  Residential
First time, 2-inches llight crisp snow.  Did sidewalks from crest of hill to bottom on both sides of my street and the 11 driveways involved.  Put gas in it, opened the gas valve, switched on, pulled out choke and pulled the cord 3 times (remember, it had no gas in it previously) and it started beautifully!  Pushed choke in and. Started blowing snow!  Thak you!  I previously had a craftsman purchased in january 2011 which developed a split in the steel impellor housing after 7 years.  

Excellent Snowblower

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Wednesday, January 23, 2019
bigzachwt
Mandan, ND
Type of use:  Residential
The snowblower is excellent.  Applying for the rebate on-line as advertised is non-existent. 

great snow blower

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Thursday, January 17, 2019
Stan
Cedaredge, CO
Type of use:  Residential

ONLY COMPLAINT

WHEELS BUILD UP WITH ICE

Every thing else works great.

starts easy, cleans to the surface, built very well, easy to steer, a little heavy, blows snow very well

This Snow Thrower doesn't well with heavy wet snow.

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Monday, December 10, 2018
Iceman
Glen Rock, NJ
Type of use:  Residential
This snow thrower doesn't work well with heavy wet snow and it get jammed with the wet snow. I thought this was a heavy duty snow thrower and it only work with fluffy light snow.

Maintenance

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Friday, December 7, 2018
Bob
LaGrange, IL
Type of use:  Residential
The manual call for a oil change after the first 5 hours. The oil change requires a new drain plug washer. Nowhere in the manual is a part number given for the washer. I purchased the snow blowere at Home Depot and they had no idea. 

Honda single stage with assist drive

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Leodlion
anywhere, PA
Type of use:  Residential

Purchased in mid november. several days after purchase we had first snow.  about 8 inches.

I have alot of paved sidewalk at my property which is a corner property.   Across street is a church and school.  

sum it up ,,, a lot of pedestrians use sidewalk everyday to include weekends.    Sidewalk is about 5 ft. wide and about 120 ft. long..  Plus walkways inside the fence in areas of yard etc.

I have an 11 hp power snow blower which was primary and its heavy.    I needed smaller snow blower for the smaller accumulations as an interim...

ok we had the 8 inches of light snow which got slushy pretty fast...   

The honda started instantly with either the electric start or pull.

Heres something important,,, i started to use Ethanol Free gas...   this year...   I got totally frustrated with ethanol gas and small engines... sooner or later it will cause difficult starting, rough idling and rough running at high rpms..  and guaranteed ending up at the local small engine guy, unless you are mechanically set up to rebuild carburetors etc.   If your regular gas sits awhile ,, the ethanol content will cause water to form in fuel tank etc.    I used all the additives for storing gas but sooner or later it will cause engine problems... and at the worst time...  I thing SeaFoam product was best gas treatment....                                                                            

So this fall I now use ethanol free gas on all smaill engines i have.       I have to travel about 20 miles to get it but its worth it,,,,     I ran engines with ethanol free and can notice difference....  especially at start up...

So the Honda snow blower, I needed to get use to its self drive,,, cause you need to lean into it and lift up a litte on the handle bar....  but it worked great....

it took 8 inches of sidewalk snow and threw it easily 30 to 50 ft.   After the snow got slushy it still threw the slush and water about the same but little less depending.   

So it passed the test with flying colors.   Im still reading up on the engine and maintenance etc.   But out of the starting gate ,,,, i am extremely satisfied....

It doesnt weigh as much at the 11 horse power blower  and maneuvering it is easier.

Better yet ,,, my wife used it...   while i used the 11 hp...   so thats a miracle!!!!     We'll see how and if she wants to use it later on....

One good thing ,,, with the 11 hp i need to keep the skids and scrapper bar about a 1/4 inch space which leaves small amount of snow after a pass.    

With the Honda the rubber impellar blades actually contact the pavement and is the source of the Self Propelling   so to speak,...

Its a good buy 

Bottom line ,,,,   alot better than shoveling 

Honda Snowblower

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Monday, November 26, 2018
Sad
Laingsburg, MI
Type of use:  Residential
I have owned several honda products but I am very dissapointed in the snow blower.I bought it last December and used it a few times last winter.It worked ok.When spring came I put fuel stabilizer in it just like all do for other seasonal items.Took it out of the shed yesterday and it started but will not stay running.Shoveled drive by hand!I guess if you own one of these you better make sure you drain ALL the gas out before storing.Now I have to take it in for service and could be over $100.

Great Product Made in USA

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Thursday, October 18, 2018
Phil268
South Shore, KY
Type of use:  Residential
WOW!!!! What can I say. I recently purchased this snow blower. After lots and lots of research and looking at other modals how could I go wrong. I am grateful no more shoveling snow. I really like this snow blower. I watched a ton of youtube videos and figured this was the one for me. I read a lot of other reviews not sure what the others are doing with theres but mine was delivered by fedEx purchased from Power Equipment Direct. Showed up I unpacked it and added oil was then ready to go. I really like this snow blower however after starting it on the first pull you really don't need the electric starter but its a nice feature to know its there id you ever need it. I was shoveling my driveway then would do both my neighbors driveways. It sure is tough on the old back that's for sure. did not have any issues with the shoot or anything else. When you first start out with anything learn the tool/equipment you are operating. At first I was a little nervous because the shoot leaver you have to push it to the left then pull back and to make the flap go down you have to just push it forward because there are little teeth in there the handle catches on. Just like I read a review on here someone posted about the handle coming off first pull. It says to pull easy until you feel resistance on the pull string then give it one good pull. I added the gas just after the oil and started right up first pull. The guy down the road from me had an older Honda snow blower said it was 25 years old and still running strong. He was always dominating the neighborhood every time it snowed while everyone else got there shovels out. Now I have the better model hurray hurray no more back breaking work.... I know this is a little more pricey but if you take good care of it then it will last you a lifetime. Great Quality Build to last. Hope this review helps If your in the market I suggest check out the youtube videos or go to your nearest dealer and check one out for yourself. I would recommend this product.....

5th time

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Saturday, April 14, 2018
Greg
South Saint Paul, MN
Type of use:  Residential
The plastic guide piece with the notches to direct the snow , left or right , snapped in to 2 pieces . Only used the blower 5 times and it simply broke into 2 pieces. Of course the warrantee is expired . I am some what mechanical and it seems to me when they assembled the piece , they over tightened the 4 screws hold the piece together, or simply a bad piece they installed . Otherwise it's fairly easy to run . I will be contacting Honda Mondat when they open . 

Snow Blower

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Friday, March 16, 2018
Tim
Milwaukee, WI
Type of use:  Residential
That shute was very difficult to move.  The cover actually broke...

Kicks Gluteus maximus

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Sunday, March 4, 2018
RonG
Sandy, UT
Type of use:  Residential

I didn't start off today planning to buy the Honda HS720AS, but I'm certainly glad I did. We got a foot of very wet and heavy snowfall overnight and I went out to clear it with my fairly new (purchased Nov 2017) EGO snow blower. About 25% into the job and it died. Very frustrating because this was only the 4 time I had used it. Thankfully, I bought it with my Home Depot card and so I was within their 1 year return policy. But, they didn't have any more EGOs in stock. They just had a couple of the more expensive Honda's. Well, I couldn't wait for another EGO to come in because I still had a lot of snow to clear. So I bit the bullet, paying the additional $200 beyond my EGO refund to purchase the Honda. 

I got it home, and the assembly was super easy. Just tighten two nuts on the handle and your done. Add oil and gas  and start. At first, it kind of turned me off because of the noise, compared to my battery operated EGO. But, that was no longer an issue after seeing that the Honda cut through the wet snow like a hot knife through butter. 

Unlike my EGO, which was exhausting to push, the Honda just needs to be guided through the snow. In a half hour, it blasted through the snow on my driveway and sidewalk. That's a task that normally took 2-3 hours with my EGO. I was done in no time with the Honda and didn't feel the least bit tired. 

Super glad that HD didn't have anymore EGOs in stock and absolutely no regrets for laying out an extra couple hundred dollars to get the Honda. If I can accomplish in 1/2 hour what used to take half of a morning or afternoon, the cost is more than worth it. Not to mention, it's great to get done and not collapse on the couch, hoping I don't have a heart attack from pushing a machine that's supposed to be doing the work. 

The Honda HS720AS does the work easily and is a joy to operate. No wonder my neighbor, who has one, often does more than his own property. 

snow blower

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Tuesday, February 13, 2018
shane
Tinley Park, IL
Type of use:  Other [residential]
Honda snow blower is the best machine that's all I can say.

Been loving this machine for over 10 years

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Saturday, February 10, 2018
Peg
Chicago, IL
Type of use:  Residential

Some years ago, my mom's little snowblower was stolen. I had the same model, so I gave her mine, and thought, now's my chance to get a Honda. I went to a local dealer, said I wanted the one with the electric start. Guy at the dealer says, lady, you don't need the electric start. I persisted, and got the electric start.

I love this machine. It's the perfect thing for Chicago winters. I admit I have to shovel the end of the driveway after the plows come through, but, other than that, this is a great blower.

It starts first time, every time, on the first or second pull. That electric start? I've never used it, not once. 

It runs like a dream, has a big-enough gas tank (one fill gets my 100-foot driveway and sidewalks plowed two or three times, depending on how much snow there is), is small enough for me to haul it to the repair guy when it needs a tuneup.

I was driving a '98 Civic when I bought this, so it's at least 11 years old. I expect it will be a lot older before I have to buy another one.

Great Product!!!

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Curt
Antioch, IL
Type of use:  Residential

I purchased this machine in-the-box.  I was able to quickly and easily unpack the unit, set it up, and get it running in less than 30 minutes.  It started the first time I tried and did a great job clearing my long, double-wide driveway of about 6 inches of new snow.

I have owned (and liked) Honda automobiles for many years.  I'm glad to see that the snowblowers exhibit the same high quality and reliability.

I am completely satisfied with my purchase!

Endless snow moving power!

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Jim
Chester, MT
Type of use:  Residential
This is a snow moving machine! We just received 14" of snow and the HS720 powered right through it with its torquey engine. It removes the snow cleanly, and throws it at least as far as a two-stage blower. It works great. The discharge chute did not rotate freely when it came out of the box, but the Honda service center in Great Falls cured the problem. I highly recommend this unit.  

Excellent Overall Quality and Great Package

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Tuesday, February 6, 2018
kgray39011
Rochester, MI
Type of use:  Residential

My original MTD 2-cycle single stage snow blower broke the drive shaft and repair was more than old unit was worth. After couple decades, I guess I needed a replacement snow blower. This time, I will get one that has some additional features my old entry level unit did not have.

1. SIZE: I have limited space in the garage, I needed something narrow. 2. POWER: The old unit I had would get plugged quickly from wet snow, I need something with more power to push that wet heavy snow on those slushy days. 3. SAFETY: I want to be able to adjust the snow blowing direction when I am behind the unit, no more letting go of clutch, taking two steps forward, bending over to turn chute and two steps back at the end of every row to adjust the direction of the snow. This can be a safety issue as you remove your hands from the handles, go around unit and bend down 4. STARTING: Electric start, it is hard enough to be out in the cold with a heavy jacket on and standing on the slippery snow. 5. QUIET: I do not want to wake infants taking naps in the neighborhood, I wish they would take the same consideration for me. 6. 4-cycle unit, the old two cycle is stinky, makes a lot of smoke and the oil mixing is a pain (especially if you spill the oil). 7. RELIABILITY: I have a Honda Lawn Mower that has worked flawlessly over several years. Honda met each of the above parameters, so I purchased.

My first use was in two inches of day old snow, I started with the manual pull start, first pull, unit started just like my lawn mower has for years. The unit was several decibels quieter than my old snow blower, so I thought that's a good start. As I started to run the first row, the unit felt more balanced and was obviously much stronger than my old one. Balance is important when you are on slippery surfaces! I do not want to fall and break something. The unit pulled predictably, no fighting to keep it on line. When I was in the store, I questioned the placement of the chute adjuster, however, when I was at the end of my row and in the motion of turning the snow blower, the handle was in the perfect location for making my adjustment! Right in front of my hand, I would make the adjustment, then line myself behind the unit and start my new row. I also really like the direct shaft connection on the chute rather than a cable as the chute will get used many, many times each snowfall and would wear out quickly if too flimsy. Well though out position and construction of the chute adjuster! When I was done, it fit nicely against the wall in the garage and I did not have to move the car to slide it into place. I came back in the house and the Wife had her jacket on and heading out to help me move snow, She wanted to see the new snow blower in action, sorry, you were too late as I was done. She was surprised because she never heard it running outside!

Faulty Directional Chute

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Thursday, January 18, 2018
Rich
Ames, IA
Type of use:  Residential
I would love to give this snow thrower a five star rating, but for the directional chute mechanism.  I am on my second machine in a month, with the first returned because of the sticking chute.  The directional chute does not rotate as it should.  VERY balky!  My first machine was returned because of this, but found my second one had the same defect.  My snow blower is in the service vendor at this time, with expectation that the problem will be fixed.  However, without a pickup truck getting the machine to the dealer is no easy task.  Not happy with this feature, but everything else is superior so far, but after only three light snows to test with.

Honda kicks Toro in the *****

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Nate
Wichita, KS
Type of use:  Residential

For the ones that do not know. Toro snowblowers all use lower quality CH engines. Had a Power Clear Toro for 5 years, it needed major overhaul after. What a let down that was. Having paid almost 700$ for it, now it needed 300$ service, valves, decompression, coil went, lines disintegrated, etc. In the dump it went. Next buy i was not going to ever go poor choice ever choice again. Did my homework, fond Honda makes all their engines in USA, went to their dealer looked at its quality of metal and plastics, read all reviews i could. It was night and day compared to the so called Toro poor quality machines. One thing Toro's have that is nice is the chute control on the top model, absolutely nothing else!!!

Great purchase, i beg Honda to not change their quality and keep the engines made in USA. Continue to build your snow throwers in USA, a country that actually does have snow. If you build it right people will buy it. It will just take time for people like me to learn it the hard way and buy best quality from the start. 

There is a real need from buyers that demand quality for products well build out there, I do not understand why other companies do not take advantage of this and make the products in North America (USA, CAN) people will buy quality, people are getting smarter with the internet and google research and reviews now days. The days of building products in cheap far east are going to end.

Great Snow Blower

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Butch
Beachwood, NJ
Type of use:  Residential
This is one great snow blower and is worth the $. Had a snow storm with about 14 " of snow and it was throwing snow with ease.

Quality

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Saturday, January 6, 2018
Dissappointed
West Liberty, OH
Type of use:  Residential

directions for assembly very easy to follow

minimal time spent prepping the unit to operate

within 5 minutes of operating the chute turn control mount fell off the handle assembly in two pieces

the mount was cracked in two places

i hadn't even touched the chute control knob yet ,are you kidding me?

There was no visible shipping / unit damage

I'm hoping I can get a replacement before the next snow falls

left with a non operational unit for now

Snow Blower Honda HS720ASA

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Saturday, January 6, 2018
Wes
Rapid City, SD
Type of use:  Residential
Snow Blower does a great job.  I wanted a smaller blower for light snow.  This machine really satisfied my needs.  On the change list if I were to have my way.  The box that machine was shipped in was totally trashed Bottom fell out.  The delivery driver was aware of this.  The machine looks like it made it OK, no apparent damage.  I have only used it 2 times blows great.  I am not impressed with the spark plug cover.  Hope I am wrong but I don't see it lasting.  The only other thing I was wondering while using the machine.  Why did the engineers design the chute so it is not vertical when blowing to the side.  I think it would blow snow farther and may be easier to operate chute left / right, movement.  I would think most of the snow would go to the left or right.  All said I am really impressed.

Chute Guide Control

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Truss
Freehold, NJ
Type of use:  Residential

I just purchased the HS720AS and find it VERY diffecult to ajust the chute left to right with the control knob. Feels like it is binding.   This is brand new never used. This was assembeled by Home Depot.  Not sure that matters.  I purchased this for my sister to use and I don’t think she will be strong enough to move the chute. 

I will write another review after I have used the product in the snow. 

Honda HS720 Snow Blower

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Friday, December 29, 2017
RC
Roanoke, VA
Type of use:  Residential
Got it Christmas 2017. After minor assembly did check over added fuel and Oil  it started on first pull.  What else can I say, It' a Honda.

Moves a lot of snow !

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Friday, December 22, 2017
JOHN
Wausau, WI
Type of use:  Residential

Like most guys here in the snowbelt of Wisconsin I thought I needed a BIG two stage snow blower. Not so much.

This little, lightweight and easy to handle [and start] machine does everything I need......

It handled the 5'' inches of snow we had last night, like it wasn't even working hard AND it ate through the mound at the end of the drive, deposited by the city's snow plow. The best part about single stage machines is, the rubber paddles will get down to bare pavement.... even if it have been driven over by a car. This will allow the sun to get at the asphalt and really get it clear and slip free. 

Remote Chute Turn Control

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Disappointed
Traverse City, MI
Type of use:  Residential
Could hardly move the remote chute turn control knob, knew there was something wrong.  Called customer service and the guy said I should put silicon lub on it and work it in.  I did not buy a Honda to start off spraying things with siicone.  I expect Honda products to work first time every time as my car has.  I have now spent more time working on my new snow blower than my old one and a car I have owned for 33000 miles!  This failure mode better be addressed or you will have more disappointed customers!

Gas, oil and go.

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Sunday, December 17, 2017
Douglas Armstrong
Hudsonville, MI
Type of use:  Residential

Had my Honda HS 35 snowblower for 27 years and would still be using it if I could find a clutch cable, however I knew that at some point soon a new machine was in my future. Parts were just getting hard and hard to find and I didn't want get caught for several weeks of down time while I had a used part shipped or I tried to fabricate something.

I chose the HS720AS. It is lighter and easier to move around. It is more powerful with electric start although the machine starts with 1 pull 99.9% of the time. I like the chute and angle guidance system on this machine except for the fact in zero to 20 degree weather the rubber gasket around the chute make it difficult to turn. I am looking for some type of grease which will function in cold temps and help this issue. I had recommended this machine to my niece last year when she was in the market for a good quality snowblower because of my longer service from my Honda. She has difficulty with the chute control as well but otherwise has had good luck with hers as well.  

 

Gas, oil and go.

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Sunday, December 17, 2017
Douglas Armstrong
Hudsonville, MI
Type of use:  Residential

Had my Honda HS 35 snowblower for 27 years and would still be using it if I could find a clutch cable, however I knew that at some point soon a new machine was in my future. Parts were just getting hard and hard to find and I didn't want get caught for several weeks of down time while I had a used part shipped or I tried to fabricate something.

I chose the HS720AS. It is lighter and easier to move around. It is more powerful with electric start although the machine starts with 1 pull 99.9% of the time. I like the chute and angle guidance system on this machine except for the fact in zero to 20 degree weather the rubber gasket around the chute make it difficult to turn. I am looking for some type of grease which will function in cold temps and help this issue. I had recommended this machine to my niece last year when she was in the market for a good quality snowblower because of my longer service from my Honda. She has difficulty with the chute control as well but otherwise has had good luck with hers as well.  

 

Nice machine

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Sunday, December 17, 2017
Mort
Oak Harbor, OH
Type of use:  Residential

No snow forecasted. Well built and assembled in USA. Let it snow.

Great product !

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Saturday, December 16, 2017
Lou
MACOMB, MI
Type of use:  Residential
Great product , picked up fully assembled from home depot for no charge , started on first pull . love the two different shoot controls , highly recommend ! Plowed through 10 inches of heavy snow with ease !

So much vibration

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Saturday, December 16, 2017
Johnny Two Shoes
Two Harbors, MN
Type of use:  Residential
I haven't used it yet to blow snow but I started it and ran it for about 10 minutes and was surprised at the amount of vibration from the handle. I expected it to be a lot less. I expect to have tingling fingers after using this blower from the excessive vibration.

Replacing 30 yr old HS35 snow blower

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Wednesday, December 13, 2017
John
South Bend, IN
Type of use:  Residential
After 30 years and 4 sets of replacement blades I finally had to retire my Honda HS35 snow blower.  It has seen lots of use living in northern Indiana.  I was not going to take a chance with any other brand.

Great so far

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Bump
Grosse Pointe, MI
Type of use:  Residential
Used it today for the first time, it started right up, cleared the snow very well,  loved the features on the machine, hoping it will last.

Snow blower

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Steve
Oak Creek, WI
Type of use:  Residential
I put oil and gas in the new snow blower.  It started on the first pull!  Great unit.  Thanks

Pull Start

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Saturday, March 18, 2017
DC
PHILADELPHIA, PA
Type of use:  Residential
FIRST USE: This is a good peice of equipment but I must advise one to reknot the puul cord knot before attempying to pull start the snow blower. I pull it ONE time to start without using electric ignition (NOTE: I was easy on the pull per manual advice) and the pul cord let loose and is noww inside the machine.

HS720ASA Snow Thrower

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Sunday, February 12, 2017
Insidea
HACKETTSTOWN, NJ
Type of use:  Residential

It is a little bit difficult to fill the engine oil without tilting the whole machine as the oil filler cap is located at an inclined/angle surface. It is not necessary to use the electric start to start the engine. One or two pull is what is required to start the engine so far. On February 9 morning when snow storm came in New Jersey, the case front chute (part # 76357-V10-S10) was broken from the case rear chute when I tried to adjust the discharge chute angle. Overall, I have used the machine twice and I am happy with its performance.

HS720ASA

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Randy
City, WY
Type of use:  Residential

Great little machine! I purchased this Snowblower because I have three other Honda products and I love their performance and reliability.  Does a great job and now I do not have to use a shovel !!!

The only reason I did not give this Snowblower 5 stars over all is because it is so dang loud!  Other products I have are almost whisper quiet.  This Snowblower seems to have just a  straight pipe out of engine w/out a muffler.

Nice, but

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Bob
Oak Lawn , IL
Type of use:  Residential
The snow blower is easy to use and does a good job, BUT adding oil and/or changing oil is ridiculous.  I do not think it can be done without spilling oil all over the place.  The oil filler cap is very low on the machine and you can't add oil unless you stand the machine up on its front end.  Then you can't tell when you have enough oil in the crankcase.  I have not changed the oil yet, but will probably have to take it to a dealer.  The drain plug is so low that you probably need a cookie sheet to catch the old oil, plus there is a U-shaped bracket in the way.  If I had known how bad that was I would have purchased something else even though my son had recommended it.  Draining the fuel tank looks like it is equally difficult, plus you are then working with a flammable liquid.  Honda gets zero stars for ease of maintenance.

Response from Honda

Hi Bob, the maintenance is actually pretty easy.  Here's a video that shows you how to do it.  https://youtu.be/oWuIKvz0zP0

Your owner's manual also has complete instructions.  Hope this helps!

Great snowblower

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Monday, January 2, 2017
Ter
Sheffield Village, OH
Type of use:  Residential
VERY easy for a first time operator.  Highly suggest purchasing a funnel at the same time, otherwise you will have oil on the floor and not in the machine.  Only negative is the location of the oil tank.    

Honda Products are worth the money

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Birder
Roy, UT
Type of use:  Residential
I brought it home, put oil and gas in it and it started on the second pull.  I'm waiting for a snowstorm so I can see how it does.  I own a Honda Lawnmower and Tiller.  Both have given me excellent service. Both have always started on the 1st or 2nd pull.  That is why I chose the Honda Snow blower. Based on the quality of the lawnmower and tiller I do not anticipate any problems with the snow blower.  I can add to this review after I have used in on the snow.  But based on other reviews I feel it will more than meet my needs.  

Model HS720ASA

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Matthew Voloshen
Avon Lake, OH
Type of use:  Residential

Good machine. One pull start. Throws snow far. Heavy; used to 2-stroke.

The Best Snowblower I've ever owned

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Saturday, December 24, 2016
R.MEDINA
Mundelein, IL
Type of use:  Residential
This Snowblower is incredible eats up snow like it's candy lol ...Really. My Wife purchased an Ariens 24" Snowblower for me 2 years ago and she paid near $1000 today that Snowblower is in the Garage needing repair clutch went out the electric starter went out and it was maintained at the end of the season ? that really upsets me when you spend that kind of money and 2 seasons later garbage. but I'm very happy with my new Honda model#HS720ASA it out performs the " BIG BOYS " or at least the Ariens brand. it is light enough for you to pick up and take wherever you want. EXCELLENT SNOWBLOWER FOR A PRICE THAT DOES'T PUT A BIG DENT IN THE POCKET BOOK. 

Great Buy

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Monday, December 19, 2016
LDE
Holmen, WI
Type of use:  Residential
We had 8" of snow in LaCrosse, Wi area the day that I purchased the blower. It moved the snow like it was nothing. I ended up doing 4 driveways and 200' of sidewalk. And the added bonus was it took care of the snow that the plow shoved back up on my driveway/ sidewalk. I wish I would of got one 5 years ago.

Excellent light duty snow blower

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Sunday, December 18, 2016
George L Anderson
Hermiston, OR
Type of use:  Residential
This is an excellent light duty snow blower.  It is easy to use and chews up snow to twelve inches high.  It starts promptly manually or or by AC power and works well on driveways and sidewalks.  Because it only weights 90 pounds it is easy to move around and does not wear you out.  It is not for rough terrain, gravel or monster snows, but gets the job done on light and medium jobs.  My model has two levers to adjust the chute which are easy to use and close at hand.  The manual chute control probably would work fine but would not be as convenient as the two levers.  If you store the blower in cold places the AC cord electric start probably would be a good idea.  

Great snow thrower with one minor defect

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Sunday, December 18, 2016
Autosavant
Lafayette Hill, PA
Type of use:  Residential

I have had the chance to use my snow thrower twice once in icy heavy snow and another in light fluffy snow. In short it does an amazing job. The smaller throwers seem to do a much better job scraping the driveway resulting in a very clean path. Throwing power is great and honda engines do everything promised. They start on the first pull every time. Its so easy to start I'm not sure the electric start function is even required :). 

My one issue is with the clutch bar that starts the drive. When pulled open it detaches from the handle on the right hand side. It's almost like the one I received was improperly bent when it was manufactured causing it to pull out of the hole on the handle that is supposed to secure it. I have yet to take it in for service. 

Used first time after purchase on 10 inches of snow.

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Rad
Plymouth, MI
Type of use:  Residential
Great snow blower. Easy to use, leaves clean pavement and straight side edges. I'm going to enjoy using it.

HS720AS

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Ken
Waterford, MI
Type of use:  Residential
Great engine and snow throwing capability.  The only thing that needs to be upgraded are the wheels, something wider and better tread. 

HS720AS Snow Blower

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Monday, December 12, 2016
Master
Midwest, IL
Type of use:  Residential

The HS720AS was easy and simple to assemble. Add oil. Install auger cable.remove all packaging.flip up the handle and tighten nuts. Add Gas. Turn on Key. First pull started right up. I didn't try the electric start feature. I was hoping there was a cable with the snow blower but there was not.

I only ran it 10 minutes and was impressed. Pushing around ice snow was a breeze. I will get more use in the next snow. I tried in after yesterdays snow storm.

I like the handle adjustments for the chute and distance to throw. Only seen one single stage snow thrower that had this feature and it was Honda.

Two minor things that would make the snow blower outstanding.

1:Quick release handle versus getting a wrench to loosen to store unit.

2:Chute adjustments are a bit stiff .

That's the only comments I have on this snow blower to date.

Honda superior product as expected

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Sunday, November 27, 2016
David
Littleton, CO
Type of use:  Residential

This is a great snowblower.  I've owned Honda cars, motorcycles, power washers, generators, lawnmowers and now a snowblower.  LOVE Honda - such a great product and reliable engine!  In fact, if Honda makes it, I won't buy any other machine.  HONDA is the best! 

Only one quibble with the snowblower:  the electric start is really a dumb design and a disappointment.  I love the electric start on my Honda lawnmower, so I chose a Honda snowblower with electric start - but a BIG difference.  The Honda mower has a battery that turns the starter.  Keep the battery charged, turn the key and zoom it fires up.  The snowblower however DOES NOT have a battery.  The design is so silly to be worthless in my opinion.  You literally have to plug an extension cord into the starter for the starter to have power to turn to start the engine.  Fooling with the extension cord takes way more time and way more hassle than just using the pull start, which is always easy on an Honda.

So, the electric starter on the Honda snowblower is a complete waste of money.  Honda either needs to install a battery on the snowblower to turn the starter, or just not even offer an electric start on this model.  The dumb electric starter arrangement does not in anyway distract from all of the other quality of the Honda snow thrower.  Whoever at Honda designed the electric must have been a really inexperienced engineer.  I forgive Honda for that dumb starter idea, but please fix it.

Snow Blower

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Thursday, October 13, 2016
boilermaker
West Lafayette, IN
Type of use:  Residential

Easy to assemble out of box.

Started up right away.

I like the remote controls for the chute.

No snow yet but I am ready.

Must buy a power cord.  Don't know why one is not furnished at the price charged for the machine. Cheapskates!

Improper decal on the on and off switch.

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Thursday, December 24, 2015
Lowell
Riverton, UT
Type of use:  Residential
Just bought my brand new Honda this morning and from the get go I am not happy.  After three hours of working on it trying to get it to start I finally learned that the on and off switch decal on my AS model is really for the A model....which makes the on position the off and the off position the on.  It just reverses it.  Such a simple mistake by Honda...I must remember to turn the machine to "off" in order get it to start.  Once I did that...things were fine.  However, it was one frustrating experience....thinking my fuel must be bad...buying a new gas can, draining the "good" fuel I first tried....pulling the spark plug...on and on..  Snow expected tomorrow...hope it works, wonder what else is installed incorrectly.

Honda HS720AS

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Chris
CASTLE ROCK, CO
Type of use:  Residential
Took the chance and bought a single stage snow blower living in the Palmer Divide area. Two of my neighbors have two stage blowers and this single stage makes them look like they are using shovels instead. I can clear the same amount of area twice as fast as they can then I go help them.

Disappointed in Michigan

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Monday, November 23, 2015
RED Cape
Fowlerville, MI
Type of use:  Residential
Having had a self propelled Ariens for many years I decided to add a smaller snow blower to my collection. I first purchased another brand and it was a piece of junk. Having owned a Honda Generator I decided to try a Honda HS720AS. It starts with one pull, runs great, but I have to lift the darn thing to make it go and it gets tiring after just a short time, I have adjusted the scraper bar to it's proper height but it hasn't improved the performance. Do you have any suggestions?  

Response from Honda

You shouldn't have to lift the HS720AS!  Try tilting the handlebar down to be sure the auger is in contact with the ground.  That will propel the snow blower forward.  

You can see an illustration in the Operation video here: http://youtu.be/JAKQVoODQGs  It's about the 4:30 mark.  Hope this helps!

Michigan snow!

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Monday, February 9, 2015
Red Cape
Fowlerville, MI
Type of use:  Residential
Having purchased and returned two other brands of single stage blowers, I decided to try a Honda. What a world of difference, that is positive difference. This machine is superior in all facets, it starts easier(manually) outperforms in operation and in handling. Yes it may cost a little more but the results make up for the higher price. Thanks Honda for your expertise! 

Honda Hs 720 as Snowblower

Model Reviewed: HS720AS Thursday, January 22, 2015
Drew 3624
Moline, IL
Type of use:  Residential
Just like the Hs 720 AA except nicer with the electric start option.With a true Honda military grade engine" I believe" is the GC-190 engine.This single stage snowblower throws snow like a two stage snowblower.Plows through snow with ease.You wont be disappointed  with this choice,why pay about the same price for a snowblower made in Asia.IT's a Honda,will run forever. 
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